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Friday Morning Fly By: July the 5th be with you

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes…

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*Happy Friday, friends! Hopefully everyone had a wonderful 4th of July (or, you know, a nice Thursday for our Canadian friends)! Speaking of, the Maple Leafs went and paid Cody Ceci too much money. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*A look around the Metro Division after the initial free agency frenzy reveals that things ma not be as bad as you might think. [BSH]

*Did you know Kjell Samuelsson’s kids play at the same school as Wade Allison? I did not know this. Makes it easy for the Flyers to keep an eye on how he’s developing. [Inquirer]

*Speaking of the kids, all of the Flyers’ July 1 activity was Phantoms-related, so it’s a good time to take stock of what that team might look like next season. [BSH]

*After camp last summer, it really seemed like Mikhail Vorobyev was going to make some noise. He did not. [BSH]

*A review of Justin Braun’s 2018-19 season may be relevant to your interests. [Fear The Fin]

*So it looks like the Vegas Golden Knights’ extremely precarious cap situation is going to force them to give up Nikita Gusev for, essentially, a bag of pucks. Chuck might be able to make this happen if he gets creative. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Our old pal Anthony Stolarz has found himself a job in the Anaheim Ducks organization. Good for him. [Anaheim Calling]

*Despite Montreal tendering an offer sheet to Carolina’s Sebastian Aho, don’t count on that one move opening any flood gates. [ProHockeyTalk]

*So your hockey team is making a bad free agent signing. Unlike grief, DGB tells us there are 20 stages of emotion you’ll need to go through to get past this. [The Athletic]

*If you had a day with the Stanley Cup, what would you do? [St. Louis Game Time]

*And finally, in case you missed them, have a listen to this week’s BSH Radio and this week’s Flyperbole, both of which are excellent. And a good way to get through your Friday if you are at work.